The March 2017 Indie Next list includes five Macmillan titles! EDGAR AND LUCY by Victor Lodato Two starred reviews for this second novel from the author of the award-winning MATHILDA SAVITCH, about the complicated love a mother has for her unusual child and vice versa, and their drive to create family wherever they can find […]
Happy #BookBday to a terrific new work from a LibraryReads author and a powerful debut novel: THE LONELY CITY: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir and biography told through the lives of iconic artists, Laing (author of the LibraryReads pick THE TRIP TO ECHO […]
The Summer 2015 Indie Next List for Reading Groups features six Macmillan titles! Top Ten THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison THE PLOVER by Brian Doyle RADIANCE OF TOMORROW by Ishmael Beah SHOTGUN LOVESONGS by Nickolas Butler Familes… And Other Challenges THE GLASS KITCHEN by Linda Francis Lee Exciting New Voices THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS […]
Download, read, and nominate your favorite titles now for the October 2015* LibraryReads list! *Nominations are due August 20! Click here for the full list of 2015 deadlines. DEATH WEARS A MASK by Ashley Weaver Amory Ames and her rakish husband Milo, first introduced in MURDER AT THE BRIGHTWELL (An October 2014 LibraryReads pick), take […]
So. Many. BOOKS! So. Many. AWARDS! 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners General Nonfiction THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert (Winner) NO GOOD MEN AMONG THE LIVING by Anand Gopal (Finalist) AGE OF AMBITION by Evan Osnos (Finalist) History ENCOUNTERS AT THE HEART OF THE WORLD by Elizabeth A. Fenn (Winner) 2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize […]
Yesterday the PEN American Center announced the longlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards and they include 17(!) Macmillan titles: PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction THE DOG by Jack Livings THE WIVES OF LOS ALAMOS by TaraShea Nesbitt PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? by Michael Hofmann […]
We did it again. Macmillan rocked PW’s 2014 Best Books list! ON IMMUNITY: An Inoculation by Eula Biss “Biss advocates eloquently for childhood immunization, making her case as an anxious new mother intent on protecting her son—and understanding the consequences … Biss frankly and optimistically looks at our ‘unkempt’ world and our shared mission to […]
Hey you! Whatcha reading? More importantly, what are your patrons reading? Read on to find out: Here are the top 10 Macmillan e-lending titles* for May 2014: ENDER’S GAME by Orson Scott Card ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell MR. PENUMBRA’S 24-HOUR BOOKSTORE by Robin Sloan KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly KILLING KENNEDY by Bill […]
We've got another special Book Birthday this week: THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison, a riveting collection of essays from the winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, an April Indie Next Pick and a Publishers Weekly Top 10 Essay Collection and Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2014!
Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions about our basic understanding of others. By confronting pain—real and imagined, her own and others’—Jamison uncovers a personal and cultural urgency to feel.
“A heady and unsparing examination of pain and how it allows us to understand others, and ourselves.... Jamison is ever-probing and always sensitive. Reporting is never the point; instead, her observations of people, reality TV, music, film, and literature serve as a starting point for unconventional metaphysical inquiries into poverty, tourism, prison time, random acts of violence, abortion, HBO’s Girls, bad romance, and stereotypes of the damaged woman artist.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred and boxed review
“Gutsy essays.... A tough, intrepid, scouring observer and vigilant thinker, [Jamison] generates startling and sparking extrapolations and analysis. On the prowl for truth and intimate with pain, Jamison carries forward the fierce and empathic essayistic tradition as practiced by writers she names as mentors, most resonantly James Agee and Joan Didion.” — Booklist, starred review
“Jamison writes with such originality and humor, and delivers such scalpel-sharp insights, that it's more like a rush of pleasure.” — Entertainment Weekly
The April 2014 Indie Next list was recently announced and we're thrilled that it includes so many great Macmillan titles!
THE EMPATHY EXAMS by Leslie Jamison
"A tough, intrepid, scouring observer and vigilant thinker, she generates startling and sparking extrapolations and analysis. On the prowl for truth and intimate with pain, Jamison carries forward the fierce and empathic essayistic tradition as practiced by writers she names as mentors, most resonantly James Agee and Joan Didion." — Booklist, starred review & our most popular ARC at ALA Midwinter!
THE PLOVER by Brian Doyle
Doyle's story about a man who flees his troubled life on land for the solitude of the Pacific Ocean, but ends up on a rousing adventure is, “A rare and unusual book and a brilliant, mystical exploration of the human spirit.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell
"MacDonnell captures perfectly the family dynamics between sisters, mothers, and daughters, as if she were sitting in on their gab sessions, taking copious notes. For readers who enjoy Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher, this is a highly engaging family chronicle, with a healthy dose of Irish history laced in as well." — Booklist
THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer
Steinhauer's geopolitical tale about the aftermath of a diplomat's assassination and his wife's relentless investigation is “Elaborate, sophisticated…a long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns. Mr. Steinhauer draws his spies as flesh-and-blood characters in whom his readers invest both attention and emotion.” — Janet Maslin, The New York Times
ROOSEVELT'S BEAST by Louis Bayard
Bayard draws on Teddy and Kermit Roosevelt’s real-life ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition to create "A suspense-filled re-imagining of history deepened by a confrontation with evil’s supernatural presence." — Kirkus Reviews
See the full April 2014 Indie Next List here.